Re: "Tacoma woman’s path from registered nurse to Zulu healer" (TNT, 1-22).
It is sad to see a woman with the advantage of a good scientific education succumb to superstition. It is unfortunate when a newspaper features her and glorifies her delusions.
Visions and out-of-body experiences have natural explanations; they are not signs of psychic powers. If she is really psychic, why hasn’t she won James Randi’s million-dollar challenge? He has a standing offer to pay that to anyone who can demonstrate a paranormal or supernatural ability.
If her Zulu techniques can really do anything to improve people’s health, it’s selfish of her to keep them to herself. If they work, they should be studied and the knowledge shared with all. If they don’t, she should stop misleading clients with false claims.
Working with your ancestors and inviting them to help? I don’t think so! I don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy, either.